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A 2Categorical Approach To Change Of Base And Geometric Morphisms II
, 1998
"... We introduce a notion of equipment which generalizes the earlier notion of proarrow equipment and includes such familiar constructs as relK, spnK, parK, and proK for a suitable category K, along with related constructs such as the Vpro arising from a suitable monoidal category V. We further exhibi ..."
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We introduce a notion of equipment which generalizes the earlier notion of proarrow equipment and includes such familiar constructs as relK, spnK, parK, and proK for a suitable category K, along with related constructs such as the Vpro arising from a suitable monoidal category V. We further exhibit the equipments as the objects of a 2category, in such a way that arbitrary functors F: L ✲ K induce equipment arrows relF: relL ✲ relK, spnF: spnL ✲ spnK, and so on, and similarly for arbitrary monoidal functors V ✲ W. The article I with the title above dealt with those equipments M having each M(A, B) only an ordered set, and contained a detailed analysis of the case M = relK; in the present article we allow the M(A, B) to be general categories, and illustrate our results by a detailed study of the case M = spnK. We show in particular that spn is a locallyfullyfaithful 2functor to the 2category of equipments, and determine its image on arrows. After analyzing the nature of adjunctions in the 2category of equipments, we are able to give a simple characterization of those spnG which arise from a geometric morphism G.
The EckmannHilton argument, higher operads and Enspaces, available at http://www.ics.mq.edu.au
 mbatanin/papers.html of Homotopy and Related Structures
"... The classical EckmannHilton argument shows that two monoid structures on a set, such that one is a homomorphism for the other, coincide and, moreover, the resulting monoid is commutative. This argument immediately gives a proof of the commutativity of the higher homotopy groups. A reformulation of ..."
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The classical EckmannHilton argument shows that two monoid structures on a set, such that one is a homomorphism for the other, coincide and, moreover, the resulting monoid is commutative. This argument immediately gives a proof of the commutativity of the higher homotopy groups. A reformulation of this argument in the language of higher categories is: suppose we have a one object, one arrow 2category, then its Homset is a commutative monoid. A similar argument due to A.Joyal and R.Street shows that a one object, one arrow tricategory is ‘the same’ as a braided monoidal category. In this paper we extend this argument to arbitrary dimension. We demonstrate that for an noperad A in the author’s sense there exists a symmetric operad S n (A) called the nfold suspension of A such that the
An Australian conspectus of higher categories

, 2004
"... Much Australian work on categories is part of, or relevant to, the development of higher categories and their theory. In this note, I hope to describe some of the origins and achievements of our efforts that they might perchance serve as a guide to the development of aspects of higherdimensional wo ..."
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Much Australian work on categories is part of, or relevant to, the development of higher categories and their theory. In this note, I hope to describe some of the origins and achievements of our efforts that they might perchance serve as a guide to the development of aspects of higherdimensional work. I trust that the somewhat autobiographical style will add interest rather than be a distraction. For so long I have felt rather apologetic when describing how categories might be helpful to other mathematicians; I have often felt even worse when mentioning enriched and higher categories to category theorists. This is not to say that I have doubted the value of our work, rather that I have felt slowed down by the continual pressure to defend it. At last, at this meeting, I feel justified in speaking freely amongst motivated researchers who know the need for the subject is well established. Australian Category Theory has its roots in homology theory: more precisely, in the treatment of the cohomology ring and the Künneth formulas in the book by Hilton and Wylie [HW]. The first edition of the book had a mistake concerning the cohomology ring of a product. The Künneth formulas arise from splittings of the natural short exact sequences
Reprints in Theory and Applications of Categories, No. 4, 2004, pp. 1–16. CAUCHY CHARACTERIZATION OF ENRICHED CATEGORIES
"... Preface to the reprinted edition Soon after the appearance of enriched category theory in the sense of EilenbergKelly1, I wondered whether Vcategories could be the same as Wcategories for nonequivalent monoidal categories V and W. It was not until my fourmonth sabbatical in Milan at the end of ..."
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Preface to the reprinted edition Soon after the appearance of enriched category theory in the sense of EilenbergKelly1, I wondered whether Vcategories could be the same as Wcategories for nonequivalent monoidal categories V and W. It was not until my fourmonth sabbatical in Milan at the end of 1981 that I made a serious attempt to properly formulate this question and try to solve it. By this time I was very impressed by the work of Bob Walters [28] showing that sheaves on a site were enriched categories. On sabbatical at Wesleyan University (Middletown) in 197677, I had looked at a preprint of Denis Higgs showing that sheaves on a Heyting algebra H couldbeviewedassomekindofHvalued sets. The latter seemed to be understandable as enriched categories without identities. Walters ’ deeper explanation was that they were enriched categories (with identities) except that the base was not H but rather a bicategory built from H. A stream of research was initiated in which the base monoidal category for enrichment was replaced, more generally, by a base bicategory. In analysis, Cauchy complete metric spaces are often studied as completions of more readily defined metric spaces. Bill Lawvere [15] had found that Cauchy completeness could be expressed for general enriched categories with metric spaces as a special case. Cauchy sequences became left adjoint modules2 and convergence became representability. In Walters ’ work it was the Cauchy complete enriched categories that were the sheaves. It was natural then to ask, rather than my original question, whether Cauchy complete Vcategories were the same as Cauchy complete Wcategories for appropriate base bicategories V and W. I knew already [20] that the bicategory VMod whose morphisms were modules between Vcategories could be constructed from the bicategory whose morphisms were Vfunctors. So the question became: given a base bicategory V, for which